He sends his Spirit down,
To show the wonders of his love,
And make his Gospel known.
7 O may that Spirit teach,
And make my heart receive
Those truths which all thy servants preach,
And all thy saints believe!
8 Then shall I praise the Lord
In a more chearful strain,
That I was taught to read his Word,
And have not learnt in vain.
The All-Seeing God.
1 Almighty God, thy piercing eye
Strikes through the shades of night,
And our most secret actions lie
All open to thy sight.
2 There's not a sin that we commit,
Nor wicked word we say,
But in thy dreadful book `tis writ
Against the judgment-day.
3 And must the crimes that I have done
Be read and publish'd there,
Be all exposed before the sun,
While men and angels hear?
4 Lord, at thy feet ashamed I lie,
Upward I dare not look;
Pardon my sins before I die,
And blot them from thy book.
5 Remember all the dying pains